Punjab, Himachal and Ladakh Tour (11N/12D)
Places covered: Amritsar/ Dharamshala/ Manali/ Keylong/ Sarchu/ Leh
Day 1: Arrive in Amritsar
We pick you up from the railway station or airport and drop you to the hotel. We visit Wagah Border after freshening up at the hotel. Finally we come back and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Amritsar-Dharamshala (200 kilometers / 6 hours)
In the morning we have breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter, we visit Golden Temple and Jallianwalla Bagh and later continue to drive towards Dharamshala. On arrival, we check-in at our hotel. The evening is reserved for a visit to McLeod Ganj Market. At night, we return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Dharamshala
In the morning we take a half day's tour and visit Norbulingka Institute and Kangra State Museum. In the afternoon we take a tour wherein we visit Dalai Lame Temple, Bhagsu Nag Temple and St. John's Church. The evening is again free for you to explore McLeod Ganj Market. After this, we stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Dharamshala-Manali (250 kilometers / 8 hours)
In the morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel after which we drive to Manali en route Plampur Town, Mandi Town and Kullu Town. On arrival we check-in at the hotel booked for you. The rest of the day is free for you, however we stay the night at this hotel itself.
Day 5: Manali
In the morning we take a half day's tour to major attractions such as Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple and Vashisht. In the afternoon we take another tour visiting Naggar Castle, Roerich's Art Gallery and a number of other ancient temples in Naggar village. The evening is again free for exploring Manali market. After an evening of excitement and shopping, come back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Manali-Sarchu (222 kilometers / 10 hours)
In the morning right after breakfast we drive to Sarchu over the Rohtang Pass (3980 meters) and Baralacha La (4800 meters). We also cross a number of villages on our way. Check-in at your camp once you arrive and rest for the day. We stay here for the night.
Day 7: Sarchu-Leh (250 kilometers / 10 hours)
After breakfast we check-out of our camps and drive to Leh over Lachang La and Tanglang La. Once we reach Leh, we check-in at the hotel and stay here overnight.
Day 8: Leh
On the 8th Day morning we go for an excursion visiting Choglamsar village, Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. In the evening we explore Leh market after which we come back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 9: Leh-Alchi or Uleytokpo (70 kilometers)
In the morning after breakfast we drive to Alchi. On the way we also visit Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, confluence of Zanskar and Indus river, Nimmu village, Basgo Palace and Likir monastery. After this we continue our drive to Alchi. Once we arrive we check-in at the hotel or camp. We visit the Alchi monastery in the evening, soon after which return to the camp and sleep off for the night.
Day 10: Alchi or Uleytokpo to Lamayuru to Leh (170 kilometers / 7 hours)
We drive to Lamayuru after breakfast on the 10th Day. Here we visit the Lamayuru monastery in Ladakh and return back to Leh. Once in Leh, we check-in to our hotel and stay here overnight.
Day 11: In Leh-Pangong Lake
After an early breakfast on this day we leave to visit Pangong Lake (14,500 feet). We have to reach here through the Changla Pass, which is the third highest motorable road in the world. At 12 o'clock we reach Pangong, the highest salt-water lake in the world shared by India and China. Here you receive hot packed lunch. After this, you can enjoy the beauty of this lake while you sit at the banks and appreciate its enigma and altitude. From here we drive back to Leh where we stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Depart from Leh
On this final day, we drop you to the airport from where you can continue your journey back home. This declares the end to our tours and services.
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